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Hospitality to Refugees

St. Paul & the Redeemer partners with different organizations to help resettle refugees in their new life in the U.S. We provide home furnishings, a stocked pantry, and months of one-on-one mentorship.

(Check out this Sun-Times story about the first family we co-sponsored in 2016).

For the third time, SPR will co-sponsor a refugee family in Chicago.  From December through May, in cooperation with the Syrian Community Network, we will work with a family from Syria. Teams of volunteer visitors on Saturdays from 10am to noon are needed. If you would like to volunteer as a home visitor please contact Sheila Bator at  Note: An online background check is required of all volunteers for this project. The cost is $10.  If you were a visitor to the family from Eritrea this year, the Syrian Community Network will accept the clearance you received from RefugeeOne and there would be no cost involved.


Get Involved

SPR will be co-sponsoring a newly arrived family in 2017. If you're interested in helping out, fill out this form:

Name *
I'm interested in (check all that apply) *
If you're interested in doing visits, which times are you generally availalbe?
(Once we find out what the best dates are for the family and the volunteers, we will post sign up sheets in the narthex. )